Archinect - News 2017-09-23T21:42:27-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150022908/a-self-taught-designer-builds-a-secret-work-studio-on-the-underside-of-a-bridge A self-taught designer builds a secret work studio on the underside of a bridge Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-15T19:54:00-04:00 >2017-08-17T15:00:33-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tu/tuw39yeb435iacsh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tu/tuw39yeb435iacsh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tu/tuw39yeb435iacsh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tu/tuw39yeb435iacsh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Abellanas&rsquo; secret cabin replicates the childhood experience of hiding under a table or in a closet &ndash; &lsquo;The feeling kept hidden while still being able to hear and see what happens around us,&rsquo; he says. &lsquo;Observing passing cars and trains with no one seeing me gives me great sense of peace.&rsquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Fernando Abellanas, a self-taught designer from Valencia has created a pop-up studio into the underside of a traffic bridge. Its metal base is moved from one side of the&nbsp;bridge&nbsp;to the other by a hand crank along rails, where a shelf, chair, and desk have been bolted to the bridge&rsquo;s concrete wall. Though a practical space, the tiny moveable workspace has whimsical origins&mdash;the secret urban refuge aims to replicate the childhood experience of hiding under a table or in a closet. "The feeling kept hidden while still being able to hear and see what happens around us," explains Abellanas. "Observing passing cars and trains with no one seeing me gives me great sense of peace."</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/yi/yi6l9r50ftkvqnss.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/yi/yi6l9r50ftkvqnss.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photography: Jose Manuel Pedrajas</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/2q/2qcxjcm8nuv6ys33.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/2q/2qcxjcm8nuv6ys33.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photography: Jose Manuel Pedrajas</figcaption></figure><p><em>The cabin&rsquo;s exact location is a secret, and is part of a collection of spaces Abellanas is creating. &lsquo;The project is an ephemeral intervention, [it will remain] until someone finds it and decides to steal the materials, or the authorities remove it,&rsquo; h...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/39470737/editor-s-picks-252 Editor's Picks #252 Nam Henderson 2012-02-27T11:50:00-05:00 >2012-02-28T15:59:17-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mm/mmzeheistmbuym10.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mm/mmzeheistmbuym10.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mm/mmzeheistmbuym10.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mm/mmzeheistmbuym10.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Architect Michael Graves considers the Portland Building one of his top achievements even though the building is still controversial. mdler thinks "this thing is a POS" and elletoman commented "gross". Donna Sink disagreed arguing "I love the Portland building and most important I love that this building happened.</p></em><br /><br /><p> For the latest Showcase Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/38879033/in-focus-sam-javanrouh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">talked to Iranian-Canadian creative director and photographer Sam Javanrouh</a>. He&nbsp;provided two images of Daniel Libeskind's Crystal for the Royal Ontario Museum; one titled Jumping Girl, the other portrays the space without people. So we asked, him "<em>What are your thoughts about including people in your photos? Is it important to photograph a building in use, or by itself?</em>" and he replied "<em>It really depends on the subject and the mood I'm trying to convey. Sometimes showing a structure alone with nothing else to distract is most powerful, and sometimes including people in the shot is what makes the photo. A good example of that is the Jumping Girl photo that I shot in ROM's Crystal. I have a photo of the same exact interior with no people in it, and it has a completely different feeling and it doesn't have the same energy. If I have the luxury of shooting the photos with and without people and choosing later I try to do that.</em>"</p> <p> For <strong>CONTOURS</strong>: <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/20580749/sherin-wing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sherin ...</a></p>